The skeleton of the Varsity Twin theater lies at the corner of Fourth and Main streets in downtown Columbus. The red brick is chipped and faded; the black shingles hang jagged, like rotten teeth on the verge of falling out. The white boxes holding the black letters reading "Varsity Twin" remain; the "R" and the "W" are slightly askew.
The Columbus Police Department is searching for a new assistant chief. The department went from two assistant chiefs to none when Chief Tony Carleton, who was serving as assistant chief, was promoted and Assistant Chief Joe Johnson retired in June.
It will be September before millage rates for the 2014-15 fiscal year are set in Lowndes County and Columbus, but preliminary tax roll values indicate what the value of each mill will be worth.
Representatives for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed an order of mandamus with Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on Friday seeking an emergency hearing and full access to the county's run-off election materials, information they attest was kept from them by Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton for privacy reasons.
West Point is getting a Captain D's. Mayor Robbie Robinson said this week the seafood eatery chain is slated to open in early August, though weather may push that timeframe back, as construction crews have been forced to work around rain recently.
A 28-year-old man was shot and killed just inside the door of Graceland Too, a 24-hour Elvis Presley tourist attraction in the northern Mississippi town of Holly Springs, authorities said Wednesday.
A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday.
Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.
Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi.
Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.
Operation Ukraine was broken into just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Columbus Police Department Investigations Commander Captain Brett Swan. Four bicycles were stolen from the organization's warehouse. Operation Ukraine is located at 803 Ninth St. S.
Columbus councilmen approved bids from APAC to repave and repair 15th Street South during their meeting Tuesday. The project will cost approximately $122,800.
1. In his DNA: Shepherd plays key role in cold case arrest COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Volunteers host local arts bazaar in Starkville Sunday STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. MSU borrowing to build $9M parking garage STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Locals recognizing the history, purpose of Memorial Day COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY